Since 2001, Danish founded Welltec has been established in Calgary, Alberta, and has had its own setup to serve the Canadian oil & gas industry with intervention solutions. Now, because of the success of the Canadian team in Welltec Canada, the Welltec Canada team is being honored by being awarded the Danish Export Associations Diploma and HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark’s Medal of Honor.
“I am tremendously proud to be part of a team, that has delivered the results that Welltec Canada has done”, says Scott Bittner, Area Vice President for Welltec Canada, “Even if I am new to the team, it is very clear to me that the team of Welltec Canada is not only focused on driving business locally here in Canada, but also has excellent collaboration with their colleagues in Denmark and elsewhere. I believe that one of the key levers that the team in Welltec Canada pulls to be successful is to bridge the needs for our Canadian clients with our capabilities in Canada and the rest of Welltec. In my view this is a very effective way of building a business”.
Welltec has been active in Canada since 1997, and in 2001 it was decided to establish a branch in Canada, with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. Now, Welltec Canada has a wide-spread network of bases in Canada and has grown its business well above CAD 40 million a year.
“Welltec Canada is important both for Welltec in the Americas and in the Welltec Group itself. It is one of our largest country markets, and yet still one of the faster growing ones”, says Senior Vice President of Welltec Americas Carl Strubberg, and continues “as a team effort, Welltec Canada has developed from scratch to become a full, all-encompassing subsidiary of Welltec and one of the key ones in Welltec. Being based on sound principles, effective operations and a well-adapted business conduct, there is no doubt that the Welltec Canada has the potential to grow much further, and contribute much more to the export of Danish technology based services in the future.”
Great potential on the Canadian market
Canada has the second largest oil reserves in the world, and there is great demand for the products and solutions Welltec Canada Inc. provides. The market has also contributed to the development of new technologies that have helped Welltec’s presence globally.
Besides being an important export market for Welltec, the company is also convinced that the Canadian market has potential to grow even more. Since the team behind Welltec Canada Inc. has already mastered to bridge the cultural gap between the Danish company and the Canadian oil and gas industry, there are great opportunities for future growth.
Welltec Canada Inc. therefore contributes to the growing export of Danish technology for one of the world’s most important industries, on one of the largest markets, and has thus opened the door to future exports of other Danish products and solutions.
The Danish Ambassador Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen in Canada presented the award at a ceremony at Welltec Canada’s headquarters on June 7.
“I am honored to be presenting the Prince Henrik of Denmark’s Medal of Honor to Welltec Canada. Through innovation, excellent client service, and with hardworking and dedicated employees, Welltec continues to be very successful. I hope Welltec Canada will serve as an example for other companies to follow,” says Erik Vilstrup Lorenzen, Danish Ambassador to Canada.